V.P. Singh Badnore
|Vijayendrapal Singh Badnore|
V P Singh Badnore meeting Home Minister Rajnath Singh after being appointed Punjab Governor
|Governor of Punjab|
Assumed office |
22 August 2016 
|Preceded by||Kaptan Singh Solanki|
|Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)|
|Preceded by||Rampal Upadhyay|
|Succeeded by||C. P. Joshi|
|Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)|
5 July 2010 – 4 July 2016
12 May 1948|
Bhilwara, Rajputana, India
|Children||son Avijit Singh and daughter Divija Singh|
Bhilwara, Rajasthan (private)|
Raj Bhavan, Chandigarh (official)
As of 14 September, 2006|
Vijayendrapal Singh Badnore (born 12 May 1948) is the Governor of Punjab, India. He was a member of Rajya Sabha, elected on 17 June 2010. He was earlier a member of the 14th Lok Sabha and 13th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Bhilwara constituency of Rajasthan and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political party.
He was chosen as the Member of Parliament from Bhilwara (Lok Sabha constituency) from tenure 1999-2009.
As Punjab Governor
He was appointed as Governor of Punjab on 17 August 2016.
- Initial experience in the Corporate World. Management Cadre in Escorts Ltd. 1970-1977.
- Sr. Managers Business Management Course at ASCI Hyderabad (1974)
- MLA – 4 Terms 1977-80,1985–90, 1993–98, 1998-99.
- Lok Sabha – 2 Terms. 1999-2004, 2004-2009.
- Rajya Sabha 2010 – 2016.
- Cabinet Minister in Bhairon Singh ji BJP Govt. in Raj. (Irrigation Dept.)
- Vice President in BJP Sangathan Raj. for over 15 years.
- Special interest in Energy (Power sector). Member of standing committee of Parliament for last 14 years. Convener of the Drafting committee of the Electricity Act 2003.
- Member of the Governing body of Mayo College Ajmer for the last 25 years. Architect of the Mayo School branches (Mayoor School) in various places including Abu Dhabi UAE.
- Chairman of the Tiger Task Force in Raj. After the Sariska debacle – when all tigers were poached in Sariska in 2003/2004. Rehabilitation of tigers done by translocation of tigers from Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. First time in the world such a Herculean task was carried out. Panna tiger reserve also followed suit and tigers were then rehabilitated there as well.
- Attended senior parliamentary leadership program in the Yale University USA on their invitation in 2012.
- Was in charge of Bhilwara & Dungarpur - Banswara tribal belt in the state and general elections 2013 – 2014. In the state election of 2008 only 2 out of 17 seats came to BJP and lost both the MP seats, this time 14 out 17 MLA seats and both the MP seats were collected by the BJP.
- Enjoy an impeccable record of Honesty, Hardwork and Loyalty towards the BJP and was therefore selected to the Rajya Sabha seat in 2010 from Rajasthan.
- Was selected in the Times Of India survey of top 25 MPs’ of Lok Sabha in the year 2003-2008.
- "Najma Heptulla, Mukhi appointed Governors". Business Standard. 17 August 2016.
- "Who is VP Singh Badnore? 5 things to know about the new Punjab governor". Hindustan Times. 18 August 2016.
- "VP Singh Badnore appointed Punjab Governor". The Indian Express. 18 August 2016.
| Member of Parliament
1999 – 2009
C. P. Joshi
Kaptan Singh Solanki
| Governor of Punjab, India
22 August 2016 – Present